Restaurants and cafes close to the conference venue (good for lunch and coffee):
- Restaurang Näckrosen. On campus; salad buffet, soup, sandwiches, and hot foods. 2 min. walk (Renströmsgatan 6).
- Café in Stadsbiblioteket. Lunch (soups, sandwiches, salads) and coffee. 4 min. walk (Götaplatsen 3).
- Wrapped Burrito Bar / UnWrapped. Lunch and dinner (burritos, bowls, salads). 3 min. walk (Södra Vägen 55).
- Eva’s Paley. Breakfast, lunch (soup/salads bar, hot sandwiches, pastries) and coffee. 6 min. walk (Kungsportsavenyen 39).
- Jonsborgsgrill. Swedish kiosk serving fancy sausages and vegan versions of Swedish classics. 6 min. walk (Kungsportsavenyen 39).
- Café Taktik. Lunch and dinner (light) where you can also play board games. 5 min. walk (Wadmansgatan 16).
- Viktors Kaffe. Really nice coffee, light lunches, and pastries. 6 min. walk (Geijersgatan 7).
Restaurants that would be good for dinner:
- Meza Mix/Samara Lounge. Lebanese & Turkish food. 3 min. walk (Burgårdsgatan 10).
- Restaurang Kometen. Lunch (heavy) and dinner. Traditional Swedish food. 10 min. walk (Vasagatan 58).
- 3 Små Rum. Pub-style food and a good selection of Swedish beers, including many from local Gothenburg microbreweries. 11 min. walk (Kristinelundsgatan 4).
- Restaurang Vi Viet. Vietnamese food. 15 min. walk (Erik Dahlbergsgatan 20).
- Hagabions Café. Vegetarian food, local beers (they run one of the local breweries), and outdoor seating. 30 min. walk (Linnégatan 21). Also very close to the good and casual Little Meats Taquería (Olivedalsgatan 13).
- Yammy Kitchen. Korean food. 30 min. walk (Andra Långgatan 5). Very close to The Rover pub, which has a good beer selection.
- Many, many more restaurants are on these streets: Kungsportavenyn, Östra Hamngatan, Västra Hamngatan, Linnégatan.
A few of the things to see and do in Gothenburg:
Inside the city:
- Take a walk and see some Swedish nature and wildlife (including moose!) in Slottskogen, a huge park inside of the city (about 30 min. walk from campus). Also close to the Botanic Garden (Botaniska trädgården), which will be lovely in June.
- Walk around the cobblestone streets in the historic Haga neighborhood and take a fika break. Try Cafe Husaren or Cafe Kringlan for some great Swedish baked goods and coffee. In Haga, you can also walk up the Skansen Kronan, a fortress from the 1600s which has nice views of the city.
- Take a hop-on, hop-off boat tour of Gothenburg’s canals.
- Check out the Gothenburg Museum of Art (Göteborgs konstmuseum), very close to the conference venue.
- Go to Magasinsgatan, which is a good place to find coffee shops and fun restaurants. Also home to a number of food trucks (fish and chips, sausages, classic Swedish fried fish, steamed buns) in front of Da Matteo, an excellent coffeeshop.
- See Gothenburg’s Feskekörka (Fish Church). Not an actual church, but an old seafood market modeled after a Norwegian stave church. Can also get seafood takeaway there. Or go to the Stora Saluhallen (Market Hall), which has many small restaurants and kiosks selling Swedish foods.
Outside the city center:
- Take a tram (numbers 11 or 9) to Salthomen, about 20 minutes away. You can explore the rocky coasts of western Sweden there or, if you have some time, get on a ferry and see one of islands in Gothenburg’s archipelago.